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Poster: staggerleib Date: Mar 10, 2010 9:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Linux apps out there? any good? non-Dead

I find that CCLeaner finds a lot of false positives, and isn't really the ideal. I know other techy guys that swear by it, but for my money, I've never had any registry issues with Win7, and Spyware is never an issue since Spybot search and destroy.

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Poster: spacedface Date: Mar 10, 2010 10:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Linux apps out there? any good? non-Dead

First, on Windows again, they did the TimeMachine feature right (forgot the name; that's the Mac version). It's maybe the best thing MS ever did - very easy to back out of installs that cause problems. -- ah "System Restore"

CCleaner gets rid of all kinds of stuff, including temp file, Flash temps -- Adobe's "Local Shared Objects", Microsoft's "User Data Persistence", recent movie and other files for Windows, Explorer, and Firefox all at once.

But I've found that AdAware finds more tracking cookies after CCleaner than Spybot. Here's a few articles that seem good, but I usually don't bother with Cached DNS Entries:

http://lifehacker.com/5395267/how-to-really-browse-without-leaving-a-trace

http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2009/09/new-cookie-technologies-harder-see-and-remove-wide



This post was modified by spacedface on 2010-03-10 18:29:40

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Poster: spacedface Date: Mar 10, 2010 10:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Linux apps out there? any good? non-Dead

I'm not obsessive with this stuff but I don't like people watching without permission and sweep up a few times a week.

If they really want my data they'll have to pay Google or my ISP, or have access through Carnivore or other backdoors. Like the US-mandated ones the Chinese used recently.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10446503-38.html
http://www.akdart.com/carniv.html
http://www.cas.sc.edu/socy/faculty/deflem/zgovernterror.html

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Mar 10, 2010 11:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Linux apps out there? any good? non-Dead

Thanks for the article links. I find keeping Mr. PC clean keeps it running smoother. My PC is 5 years old and still runs pretty darn good even with my kids accessing all sorts of websites and game apps. I suppose the McAfee and firewall don't hurt.

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